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Flamsteed Astronomy Society

The Flamsteed is an amateur astronomy society, based at the Royal Observatory Greenwich

 

The Society is part of the membership organisation of Royal Museums Greenwich.

We are named after the first Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed. We have around 500 members who represent the full range of interests and experience in astronomy.

 

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Upcoming Events

  • One Hundred and Fifty Years of Astronomy at Orwell Park
    One Hundred and Fifty Years of Astronomy at Orwell Park
    Thu, 25 Apr
    25 Apr 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Rd, London SE3 7SE, UK
    25 Apr 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Rd, London SE3 7SE, UK
    By Bill Barton In this presentation Bill will cover the history of the Observatory at Orwell Park Mansion in Suffolk. DETAILS ON HOW TO BOOK FOR THIS EVENT ARE EMAILED TO MEMBERS IN THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
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  • Solar Viewing Training Session
    Solar Viewing Training Session
    Tue, 30 Apr
    30 Apr 2024, 19:00 – 20:45
    Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ, UK
    30 Apr 2024, 19:00 – 20:45
    Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ, UK
    A training session to support our public solar viewing sessions at the Royal Observatory Greenwich over the summer. DETAILS ON HOW TO BOOK FOR THIS EVENT ARE EMAILED TO MEMBERS IN THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
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  • Electronically Assisted Astronomy Workshop
    Electronically Assisted Astronomy Workshop
    Thu, 09 May
    09 May 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Rd, London SE3 7SE, UK
    09 May 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Rd, London SE3 7SE, UK
    Details to follow DETAILS ON HOW TO BOOK FOR THIS EVENT ARE EMAILED TO MEMBERS IN THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
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  • Public Solar Viewing Session at the Royal Observatory Greenwich - 10 May, 2024 (backup 11 May)
    Public Solar Viewing Session at the Royal Observatory Greenwich - 10 May, 2024 (backup 11 May)
    Fri, 10 May
    10 May 2024, 11:00 – 16:00
    Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ, UK
    10 May 2024, 11:00 – 16:00
    Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ, UK
    We are running a free public solar viewing event at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. All members and non members are welcome. In the event that the weather conditions are poor, the event will be postponed to the following day.
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  • Supernovae, Sky Surveys and the Vera Rubin Obervatory
    Supernovae, Sky Surveys and the Vera Rubin Obervatory
    Mon, 13 May
    13 May 2024, 19:15 – 21:00
    Queen's House, Romney Rd, London SE10 9NF, UK
    13 May 2024, 19:15 – 21:00
    Queen's House, Romney Rd, London SE10 9NF, UK
    by Professor Stephen Smartt Supernovae mark the final explosion and death of either massive stars or white dwarfs in binary systems. DETAILS ON HOW TO BOOK FOR THIS EVENT ARE EMAILED TO MEMBERS IN THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
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  • Public Solar Viewing Session at the Royal Observatory Greenwich - 25 May, 2024 (backup 26 May)
    Public Solar Viewing Session at the Royal Observatory Greenwich - 25 May, 2024 (backup 26 May)
    Sat, 25 May
    25 May 2024, 11:00 – 16:00
    Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ, UK
    25 May 2024, 11:00 – 16:00
    Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ, UK
    We are running a free public solar viewing event at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. All members and non members are welcome. In the event that the weather conditions are poor, the event will be postponed to the following day.
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  • Public Solar Viewing Session at the Royal Observatory Greenwich - 7 June, 2024 (backup 8 June)
    Public Solar Viewing Session at the Royal Observatory Greenwich - 7 June, 2024 (backup 8 June)
    Fri, 07 Jun
    07 Jun 2024, 11:00 – 16:00
    Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ, UK
    07 Jun 2024, 11:00 – 16:00
    Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ, UK
    We are running a free public solar viewing event at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. All members and non members are welcome. In the event that the weather conditions are poor, the event will be postponed to the following day.
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  • Space Weather and Satellite Navigation Systems
    Space Weather and Satellite Navigation Systems
    Mon, 10 Jun
    10 Jun 2024, 19:15 – 21:00
    Queen's House, Romney Rd, London SE10 9NF, UK
    10 Jun 2024, 19:15 – 21:00
    Queen's House, Romney Rd, London SE10 9NF, UK
    by Professor Cathryn Mitchell DATE CHANGE TO MONDAY 10TH JUNE Space Weather is the weather of our space envirnment - solar-driven storms of radiation and magnetic fields that bombard our planet. DETAILS ON HOW TO BOOK FOR THIS EVENT ARE EMAILED TO MEMBERS IN THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
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  • Our Accidental Universe
    Our Accidental Universe
    Mon, 22 Apr
    22 Apr 2024, 19:15 – 21:00
    Queen's House, Romney Rd, London SE10 9NF, UK
    22 Apr 2024, 19:15 – 21:00
    Queen's House, Romney Rd, London SE10 9NF, UK
    by Professor Chris Lintott With BBC presenter of 'Sky at Night', and Gresham Professor of Astronomy, Chris Lintott. DETAILS ON HOW TO BOOK FOR THIS EVENT ARE EMAILED TO MEMBERS IN THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
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About Flamsteed Astronomy Society

The Society was founded in 1999, and is part of the membership organisation of Royal Museums Greenwich.

The Flamsteed has around 500 members who represent the full range of interests and experience in astronomy. Many are beginners. We are named after the first Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed.

Our lecture meetings are held once a month between September/October and May/June, usually on a Monday evening, in the lecture theatre of the National Maritime Museum, or in the Peter Harrison Planetarium at the Royal Observatory Greenwich (ROG). The Society regularly holds observing evenings using members’ own telescopes.  In addition the Society stages viewing sessions with the ROG’s Great Equatorial Telescope, the largest of its kind in the UK, and seventh largest in the world.